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Imperata cylindrica

Family: Poaceae

Common names: CHIGAYA, FUSHIGE-CHIGAYA.

Native to: Japan

Plant

Types: grass, perennial

Forms: erect, tufted

Max height: 2.75 feet

Max width: 2.75 feet

Flower

white/off white

Leaf

green, warm

Horticulture

Attracts wildlife: adult butterfly

Exposure: light shade, sun

Propagates by: seed

fall color

flowers in summer

Soil types: average, well drained

USDA Zones: zone 8 to +10 f, zone 9 to +20 f

Temp. range: +10 to +30 °F

Water: regular